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Diane Disney Miller Interview

In a recent interview Diane Disney Miller recounts some of the familiar stories of her childhood as a Disney daughter. What’s new and interesting is the information on the Disney Family Museum that is scheduled to open in a refurbished barracks at the Presidio in San Francisco… Miller said the museum will be in a… Read More »Diane Disney Miller Interview

News Roundup

Don’t have much time to post recently, if you haven’t noticed. But I’m working on it. If you happened to visit the new OrlandoSentinel website this morning you would have seen these three stories in the news. The Weinstein Brothers are emptying the storage closet ahead of their departure from the Disney fold. A few… Read More »News Roundup

Tugger, an ex-Disney Film

Tugger, The Jeep Who Wanted to Fly was produced by Genesis Orlando, a tiny animation house in Celebration founded by a Disney veteran. And it will star another Disney vet: Jim Belushi will sing and talk as the voice of Tugger in the 3-D computer-animated cartoon Tugger is one of the first of a new… Read More »Tugger, an ex-Disney Film

Episode _ VI v0.91

If you haven’t been following the writings of Darth Vader on his ‘darthside‘ blog, then you’ve been missing out on some very humorous, but also poignant, writing. Today’s post wraps up the blog as Vader prepares for his final moments of confrontation with his destiny. I wouldn’t qualify myself as a Star Wars Uber-fan, but… Read More »Episode _ VI v0.91

Investing Advice…

Even as master of the Disney blogosphere I still don’t find all the really kewl sites right away. (oh sorry, guess reading that Darth Vader blog has gone to my head.) But I am happy I just found The Business of Animation written by Staloren. The blog focuses a lot on CG 3D animation, which… Read More »Investing Advice…

Miyazaki Howls!

Miyazaki story boarded his films by himself. I have collected the Japanese DVDs where you can step in between Miyazaki’s story boards and the final film. To my surprise they look almost exactly the same. Same timing, same posing, almost the same drawings, just cleaned up a bit. You can’t say that about most animated… Read More »Miyazaki Howls!

The Incredible$?

While speculation continues as to the future of the Disney/Pixar relationship, there is no doubting the power the name Pixar has earned in the market. Just look at this webpage that tracks all the merchandise that is available for The Incredibles. Btw, the Pixar website for the last film under Pixar and Disney’s current contract… Read More »The Incredible$?

Miramax Brothers lose name, jobs, gain freedom

According to the LA Times the Weinstein brothers and the Walt Disney Company has agreed to the details of their upcoming split. Sadly the brothers will have to give up the name that was derived from the names of their parents. I’m sure they’ll get over it. Hundreds of other company founders have. Miramax will… Read More »Miramax Brothers lose name, jobs, gain freedom